Teachers could get options in time off for family funerals

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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi teachers could get more flexibility in taking time off for family funerals.

A bill that is headed to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says educators may take three days of leave for bereavement after the death of an immediate family member. That includes a spouse, parent or stepparent, child or stepchild and sibling, including a stepbrother or stepsister.

The bill specifies that the three days off don’t need to be consecutive.

Current state law allows teachers to take personal leave for a variety of reasons, but it does not have a specific policy for bereavement days.

The House passed House Bill 572 last month. The Senate passed it Wednesday, sending it to the governor.

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